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Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals

eISSN: 18165370 | ISSN: 02184923 | Current volume: 32 | Current issue: 2-3 Frequency: 9 Times/Year

Asian Annals has been the "Voice of Cardiac Medicine in Asia" and the Pacific Rim since it was launched in 1993.

It evolved from the APEX newsletter in the mid to late 1980s into a regular scientific publication where Asian clinicians can report original work and case studies, discuss surgical techniques, review intra-disciplinary literature, and communicate regional news and events.

The focus of Asian Annals is the care of the heart. Our mission is to provide a forum for cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and allied health care professionals from Asia and the Pacific Rim to discuss the diagnoses and treatment of cardiovascular and thoracic diseases from a regional perspective.

Although compelling clinical work is accepted for publication from outside of Asia, we are primarily concerned with the development of cardiac medicine in this vast and diverse part of the world.

During our years of publication, Asian medicine has progressed at a pace unequaled in the world, and we look forward with renewed vigor to documenting this progress by reemphasizing our role as a forum for the free and open exchange on the issues, events, and scientific data impacting the vibrant Asian cardiac community.

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals is an international peer-reviewed journal pertaining to cardiovascular and thoracic medicine. Besides original clinical manuscripts, we welcome research reports, product reviews, reports of new techniques, and findings of special significance to Asia and the Pacific Rim. Case studies that have significant novel original observations, are instructive, include adequate methodological details and provide conclusions. Workshop proceedings, meetings and book reviews, letters to the editor, and meeting announcements are encouraged along with relevant articles from authors.

Yutaka Okita Kobe, Japan
Akif Turna (Lead Section Editor) Istanbul University, Turkey
Aneez Ahmed National University Hospital, Singapore
Vincent Fang Shanghai Chest Hospital, China
Sanghoon Jheon Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea
Ali Zamir Khan Medanta, India
Punnarerk Thongcharoen Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand
Masahiro Tsuboi Yokohama City University Medical Center, Japan
Adult Cardiac
Carlos A. Mestres (Lead Section Editor) University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Saeid Hosseini Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Joon Bum Kim University of Seoul, South Korea
Takashi Kunihara Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan
Minoru Ono Univeristy of Tokyo, Japan
Vitaliy Sorokin National University of Singapore, Singapore
Song Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Xin Chen Nanjing Medical University, China
Suk Jung Choo  
Kenji Minatoya Kyoto University, Japan
Kenji Okada Kobe University, Japan
Kay-Hyun Park (Lead Section Editor) Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
Hitoshi Ogino Tokyo Medical University, Japan
Norihiko Shiiya Hamamatsu University, Japan
Kisaburo Sakamoto (Lead Section Editor) Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Japan
Zohair Y Al-Halees King Faisal Heart Institute, Saudi Arabia
Yih Sharng Chen National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Akio Ikai Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Japan
Young Hwan Park Yonsei University Health System, South Korea
Sivakumar Sivalingam National Heart Institute, Malaysia
Naoki Yoshimura University of Toyama, Japan
International Advisory Board
Kalliopi Athanassiadi Evangelismos General Hospital, Greece
Edward Chen Duke University, USA
Martin Czerny University Heart Center Freiburg- Bad Krozingen, Germany
José I. G. Fragata NOVA University, Portugal
Jeffrey P. Jacobs University of Florida, USA
Richard Jonas Children’s National Hospital, USA
Jay M. Lee Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, USA
Chris Malaisrie Northwestern University, USA
Davide Pacini Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy
Eduard Quintana Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Spain
Ivan Schewitz Pretoria University, South Africa
Thoralf Sundt Harvard University, USA
David Winlaw Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Sai Yendamuri Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA
Editor Emeritus
A. Sampath Kumar Max Super Speciality Hospital, India
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